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Women and men looking for an effective treatment for varicose veins that does not include surgery or scarring may want to consider endovenous laser ablation, an advanced vein therapy that is highly effective in most cases. Endovenous laser ablation is virtually pain free and can be performed in less than an hour and without hospitalization. In this minimally invasive procedure, laser energy is used to seal faulty veins, which results in a reduction or complete closure of the vein. A trained professional administers endovenous laser ablation to patients in a doctor office setting as an outpatient procedure. Ultrasound imaging is used to map the veins of the legs, as well as to direct the insertion and placement of a laser fiber that is used to deliver the laser energy to targeted veins. Once the provider identifies the faulty veins, a local anesthetic will be administered to ensure patient comfort prior to beginning the procedure. This treatment most often is performed in under an hour and recipients can return to regular activities, except strenuous exercise, right after the procedure. Compression stockings should be worn for one week to ensure proper healing and a follow up visit will be scheduled approximately one week after the initial treatment. Geographical location, practitioner fees and the number of veins to be treated influence the cost of receiving endovenous laser ablation. If the endovenous laser ablation procedure is considered medically necessary in order to alleviate the pain that is often associated with varicose veins, this treatment will likely be covered by medical insurance. Contacting a vein specialist in your area is the best way to learn more about endovenous laser ablation and to determine if this is the best option for you.
About Med-Pol S.C.
Dr Pawlowski is the Medical Director and owner of Medpol Vein Center, specializing in minimally invasive procedures to treat venous disease (varicose and spider veins), located in Chicago.
For years, Dr. Pawlowski has offered the latest state-of-the-art technology and treatments available for varicose and spider veins. Dr. Pawlowski’s comprehensive, minimally invasive approach includes ultrasound-guided Sclerotherapy, as well as endovenous laser ablation (EVLA). No hospitalization or surgery is required.
Education and Training
Dr Pawlowski graduated with honorable mention from Medical School in Poznan, with in 1987. Awarded with Copernicus Medal in 1987.
Dr. Pawlowski completed a three year residency in Internal Medicine at St Francis Medical Center in Pittsburgh in 1995. He was awarded by American College of Physicians in 1993 and 1994 for Vignette Presentations.
Since 2007 Dr. Pawlowski's interest in the treatment of vein disorders led him to pursue his passion and desire in serving patients to study with some of the most preeminent leaders in the field of phlebology.
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